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Why we use IDEA Evaluations

We now use Campus Labs for administering IDEA evaluations. This way of administering the evaluations allows students to complete the evaluations online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone either in class or outside of class. It also provides your feedback in an electronic form with more user-friendly graphics and links to faculty development resources related to the different areas of evaluation.

As in the past, we need to know your preferences in regards to which classes to evaluate and which form (long or short) you prefer for those classes. In order to make this process easier for you, we have created a simple online form for you to submit. This form will show all of your classes and will ask you to select which classes you want to have evaluated and which type of form you prefer. Requirements for evaluations are listed below and are also provided at the top of the form. There are also specific instructions for classes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to account for differing lab/lecture situations.

Non-tenured: Short or long form IDEA in all classes every term. 
Tenured: Short or long form in one class every term. 
Tenure Renewal: Evaluate all courses (long form) in the year preceding the tenure renewal decision, and in the fall term of the decision year. 
Promotion: Evaluate all courses (long form) in the year preceding the promotion decision, and in the fall term of the decision year. 
Adjuncts: Evaluate all courses.

Please use this form every semester.

Please complete this form to select “Long,” “Short” or “No evaluation” for your courses. Any un-selected sections will be evaluated with the Long (Diagnostic) form unless your department has made other arrangements with Academic Affairs.

Contact cas-academic-affairs@bethel.edu or 651.638.6800 with questions.

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